1. Post #601
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Thanks man, I'll have a look now.
    I'm pretty into the Landyachtz Drop Carve, but that would still be about $300 complete with shipping. I don't mind spending that much for a sweet board, but it'd be awesome if I could get a good one from Aus. Shipping wouldn't make the complete so expensive then.

    Found this, what do you think? http://www.vaultskate.com.au/boards/dropcarve42.htm
    My friend has the LY Drop carve and he really digs it. I really like white zombies on it, smooth 180s when I tried it out. Its a quality board and I would suggest it. The vault board I cannot comment on quality or anything about it. Never heard of them but if you wanna break for the LY go for it, if you wanna save with the vault go for it. Its up to you. I can only comment on the LY deck.

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    What do you guys think about this longboard?
    http://www.amazon.com/ATOM-91008-Ato...388042&sr=8-29
    All I can say is you get what you pay for~ Amazong quote "For $100 it's probably ok but.....board is slightly warped (only 2 wheels touch the ground when board is sitting on flat ground w/o rider) Cheap parts, board showing signs of splitting down center from front truck cutout (drop thoughs) to tip. Made n china...." checkout cracked skulls. For $60 more you can get a scimitar thats pretty dope, my cousin just got it and he is in love.

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    bustin out a fat toeside 180

    wish it was better quality but thats what you get with a gopro cam.
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  2. Post #602
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    June 2010
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    I finally got a 180 Slide Down.
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  3. Post #603
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    Two pictures from when we were out at the wildlife preserve.. the lighting was too shit for anything other than silhouettes but I thought it came out pretty cool.
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  4. Post #604
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    July 2007
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    You'll like the stiffness when you go fast and slide. Its always nice to have the same feel everytime you do a slide or bomb, flex just adds wobbles and makes things weird. Although its really nice if all you wanna do is cruise. If you get money down the way its always nice to have 2 setups. Buying a bomber and making my switchblade a freeride dream was the best decision ever.
    Luckily, all of Bustin's decks tend to be really stiff. Even the ones with a flex to them are...well, stiff. I'm still learning to slide, so I'm hoping I have more success on the Robo than I currently do on the NS Heist I have.
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  5. Post #605
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    Dennab
    June 2011
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    .....Longboarding is pretty faggy.
    Get a real skateboard.

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  6. Post #606
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
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    Luckily, all of Bustin's decks tend to be really stiff. Even the ones with a flex to them are...well, stiff. I'm still learning to slide, so I'm hoping I have more success on the Robo than I currently do on the NS Heist I have.
    What slides are you trying to learn? If it rains, wait for the rain to stop than head outside while the pavement is wet and work on them. Its so much easier to break out a slide on wet pavement but beware because it can be hard to control. I've busted my ass so many times in wet pavement but I've also done some of the best slides I've ever done in the wet pavement.
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  7. Post #607
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    What slides are you trying to learn? If it rains, wait for the rain to stop than head outside while the pavement is wet and work on them. Its so much easier to break out a slide on wet pavement but beware because it can be hard to control. I've busted my ass so many times in wet pavement but I've also done some of the best slides I've ever done in the wet pavement.
    Coleman(entire spectrum, mostly breaking), I've got a basic grasp of Pendies.
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  8. Post #608
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
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    Coleman(entire spectrum, mostly breaking), I've got a basic grasp of Pendies.
    Go faster. It really does help to get some speed going because you have way more time in the slide so you can really get a feel and build some muscle memory to work off of. The best part about colemans is if you don't grab rail and you lose your board mid slide at a decent speed than you just slide around on your pucks and shoes. Seriously though going faster can help a lot. Wait till you try toeside pendies, hahaha those are scary as shit took me a week or two to get some confidence in speed with them.
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  9. Post #609
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    I think I'm going to try and get the BC Eel for my first longboard. Paris 180 trucks, unsure what wheels. Do you think this would be a first longboard for learning the basics on?
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  10. Post #610
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    Go faster. It really does help to get some speed going because you have way more time in the slide so you can really get a feel and build some muscle memory to work off of. The best part about colemans is if you don't grab rail and you lose your board mid slide at a decent speed than you just slide around on your pucks and shoes. Seriously though going faster can help a lot. Wait till you try toeside pendies, hahaha those are scary as shit took me a week or two to get some confidence in speed with them.
    Thanks for the advice, man. Second I get the deck, presuming the hurricane doesn't annihilate the city, I'm heading to Central Park on my board and trying it out.
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  11. Post #611
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    I think I'm going to try and get the BC Eel for my first longboard. Paris 180 trucks, unsure what wheels. Do you think this would be a first longboard for learning the basics on?
    Sounds pretty good to me. I recommend abec11 wheels, I ride some bigzigs and love them. My friend has flashbacks and they are great for sliding and all around. They are $30 on longboardskater so thats a total deal since most 70mm wheels are $50.
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  12. Post #612
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  13. Post #613
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    leaned too far out on a tight turn, fell got a pebble embedded in my elbow.


    feels painful man
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  14. Post #614
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    leaned too far out on a tight turn, fell got a pebble embedded in my elbow.


    feels painful man
    Get gloves and predrift that shit. Nothing is more exhilarating than sliding into a corner, more fun than hitting 40mph.
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  15. Post #615
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    Get gloves and predrift that shit. Nothing is more exhilarating than sliding into a corner, more fun than hitting 40mph.
    I actually made my own gloves but my board can't slide for shit so when I get my scimitar I'll try that
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  16. Post #616
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    April 2006
    4,463 Posts
    Enjoy that man, it's a beauty.
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  17. Post #617
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    July 2007
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    Enjoy that man, it's a beauty.
    Heh, thanks. The thing is amazing- the slide rails are fantastic though I haven't had a chance to use them in full, the grip tape is ungodly. Seriously, it's like glue, it's brilliant. The deck is so wide but not to the point of annoyance, so you have a lot of room to work with. I got the 41" version, but I'd imagine the 36" is just as brilliant.

    Here's my full setup in case anybody is interested-
    Bustin Robot 41", 9-ply
    Randal Black 180s
    Abec7 standard bearings (needs to be replaced, preferably with Bones Red Supers)
    Orangatang In Heats (80a)
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  18. Post #618
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    November 2007
    219 Posts
    Hey guys, I've had my longboard for quite a while now and I've noticed while riding it that it turns like a freaking battleship. I've tried various things like loosening the king pin and flipping the bushings, but none of those seem to give me a more carvey feel to it. I'm riding on a Loaded Vanguard with Bear Grizzly 852 trucks with the stock bushings. Does anyone have an idea how I can get a more turny feel on my board? Is it just a case of getting a new set of bushings or is it something else?
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  19. Post #619
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    July 2010
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    I own a Pintail from Origionalskateboards and i love it.

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  20. Post #620
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,189 Posts
    I own a Pintail from Origionalskateboards and i love it.

    If you have original trucks than thats gross. I can't stand their trucks.

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    Hey guys, I've had my longboard for quite a while now and I've noticed while riding it that it turns like a freaking battleship. I've tried various things like loosening the king pin and flipping the bushings, but none of those seem to give me a more carvey feel to it. I'm riding on a Loaded Vanguard with Bear Grizzly 852 trucks with the stock bushings. Does anyone have an idea how I can get a more turny feel on my board? Is it just a case of getting a new set of bushings or is it something else?
    Bears make all bushings feel extremely hard, much harder than anything else. So go super light on the bushings http://motionboardshop.com/bushinghelp or you could just get new trucks all together. I suggest something like 50 caliber trucks or 50 degree randals. I hope you didn't loosen your kingpin and you just mean you just loosened the nut that clamps on the bushings.

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    I actually made my own gloves but my board can't slide for shit so when I get my scimitar I'll try that
    You can slide anything. Its just a matter of how fast your going. Cool beans on the scimitar though. Abec11 Flashbacks? I'm getting a set for my next freeride wheel.

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    Heh, thanks. The thing is amazing- the slide rails are fantastic though I haven't had a chance to use them in full, the grip tape is ungodly. Seriously, it's like glue, it's brilliant. The deck is so wide but not to the point of annoyance, so you have a lot of room to work with. I got the 41" version, but I'd imagine the 36" is just as brilliant.

    Here's my full setup in case anybody is interested-
    Bustin Robot 41", 9-ply
    Randal Black 180s
    Abec7 standard bearings (needs to be replaced, preferably with Bones Red Supers)
    Orangatang In Heats (80a)
    Sounds like a really really fun setup. Shred the shit out of it!
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  21. Post #621
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    Longboarding down the beach at sunset.... Ungoldy fun.
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  22. Post #622
    Wux
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    January 2011
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    I wish have one, the problem is I don't have any good spots or ppl to join me in this adventure : /
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  23. Post #623
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    July 2007
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    It would seem mother nature does not want me to enjoy my robot.

    My area's being plagued by annoying headwinds(fatal in the flat lands of my neighborhood) and humidity. It would seem the honeymoon period is over. Luckily, it ended with me skating across the Coney Island Boardwalk. Which was, besides the sand all over the place from the hurricane last week, awesome.
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  24. Post #624
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    March 2011
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    So I want to get a longboard in spring, I am eying up a loaded dervish, are these good? And how will a longboard be in a flat city with terrible rocky roads, and I better off with a skateboard?

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    And really on a scale of 1-10 how big of an investment do you veteran longboarders think this is? Will I be doing this often because of the amount of fun?

    Edited:

    Annnnnd one last thing, the store im buying from has it with spray on griptape, do I add my own or what
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  25. Post #625
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    So I want to get a longboard in spring, I am eying up a loaded dervish, are these good? And how will a longboard be in a flat city with terrible rocky roads, and I better off with a skateboard?

    Edited:

    And really on a scale of 1-10 how big of an investment do you veteran longboarders think this is? Will I be doing this often because of the amount of fun?

    Edited:

    Annnnnd one last thing, the store im buying from has it with spray on griptape, do I add my own or what
    A cruiser will work MUCH better than a shortboard for travel skating if you've got rocky roads. Flat isn't that big of a problem if you get appropriate bearings, it's not preferable but it's something you'll encounter most of the time any way.

    And that depends on how much you like it, what parts you choose and how it holds up. Especially that last bit. The Dervish is fantastic from what I've heard.

    As for the grip, all that's to it is to see how it feels. I'm not too sure how spray on griptape really feels, all of my decks have the standard taped style.

    Finally; anybody else love how darkeh just rates the entire page dumb?
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  26. Post #626
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    darkeh stop
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  27. Post #627
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    November 2007
    219 Posts
    Bears make all bushings feel extremely hard, much harder than anything else. So go super light on the bushings http://motionboardshop.com/bushinghelp or you could just get new trucks all together. I suggest something like 50 caliber trucks or 50 degree randals. I hope you didn't loosen your kingpin and you just mean you just loosened the nut that clamps on the bushings.
    Yeah I did mean the nut I followed the guide on that link and I've ordered some venom super carves (I think they were called that), so I hope that works. If not I guess I'll just save up for some randals. Thanks for your help.
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  28. Post #628
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
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    So I want to get a longboard in spring, I am eying up a loaded dervish, are these good? And how will a longboard be in a flat city with terrible rocky roads, and I better off with a skateboard?

    Edited:

    And really on a scale of 1-10 how big of an investment do you veteran longboarders think this is? Will I be doing this often because of the amount of fun?

    Edited:

    Annnnnd one last thing, the store im buying from has it with spray on griptape, do I add my own or what
    Don't go loaded. Get something cheaper with a kicktail. Checkout the comet ethos. This way you can do ollies up onto curbs and stuff like that. It'll also function for speed if you tune the trucks right. Get your own grip tape too.
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  29. Post #629
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    January 2011
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    Loaded Dervish are Wonderful if you just want to carve and cruise around... Its fucking expencive.. But All the money worth! Also a great beginnerboard if you have some skills with skateboarding. I was going mad by the noise of the Skateboard and that you had to kick every 2 second... Longboard is silent, smooth, chilled out, and very fast! :D Great for a speedjunkie like me xD
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  30. Post #630
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
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    Loaded Dervish are Wonderful if you just want to carve and cruise around... Its fucking expencive.. But All the money worth! Also a great beginnerboard if you have some skills with skateboarding. I was going mad by the noise of the Skateboard and that you had to kick every 2 second... Longboard is silent, smooth, chilled out, and very fast! :D Great for a speedjunkie like me xD
    There are plenty of cheaper alternatives to the loaded dervish, a board with no flex and in my opinion is all hype. Gravity makai and kracked skulls are cheaper alternatives to those wanting to try longboarding and still have that flexy, carving feel.
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  31. Post #631
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    Don't go loaded. Get something cheaper with a kicktail. Checkout the comet ethos. This way you can do ollies up onto curbs and stuff like that. It'll also function for speed if you tune the trucks right. Get your own grip tape too.
    All my local shop got is loaded, sector 9, arbor, freedom dolly and landyachtz
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  32. Post #632
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    All my local shop got is loaded, sector 9, arbor, freedom dolly and landyachtz
    a landyachtz setup isnt that bad, but depends on the exact specs
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  33. Post #633
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    And can anyone answer my question, would spending $200 on a longboard really be a worth investment, judging on how fun you think it is how much time do you think ill be using it

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    So if I got landyachtz I would probably be getting this, would it be all around suitable for most things, and good for a 120 pound rider?
    http://www.sourceboards.com/store/in...ducts_id=82628
    But I'm still not for sure If I really want a longboard
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  34. Post #634
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    July 2007
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    And can anyone answer my question, would spending $200 on a longboard really be a worth investment, judging on how fun you think it is how much time do you think ill be using it

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    So if I got landyachtz I would probably be getting this, would it be all around suitable for most things, and good for a 120 pound rider?
    http://www.sourceboards.com/store/in...ducts_id=82628
    But I'm still not for sure If I really want a longboard
    You can always order something online. I say go for it man. Buying a longboard is something you will be able to use for years. Even if you don't get hooked on it there will be those times when your like I need something to do than spy your dusty longboard and go for a spin. Or if you go to some place beachy they are a nice mode of transportation. You just gotta take that leap and if you get hook'd like so many of us than more power to ya. If you don't well you now have a longboard and basically have a easy mode of transportation and something fun to do when you get bored. I'd say go for it and why can't you just buy something online? If your local shop doesn't have much than buy online or you can ask them to order you something to the shop.
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  35. Post #635
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    Just bought a Sector 9 Bamboo series Pintail.



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    ULUUUUWAAAATUUUUU!
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  36. Post #636
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    Been longboarding for about a three weeks. Shit's fun as hell, but I need to learn to break better and stop being a bitch about speed.
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    Been longboarding for about a three weeks. Shit's fun as hell, but I need to learn to break better and stop being a bitch about speed.
    Practice this for about a week straight. Any time you need to slow down, try foot braking until you feel comfortable doing it in pretty much all situations. After that, practice stepping off of your board at low speeds in all directions and eventually at higher speeds until you can do that too comfortably, jogging to a stop rather than being bound to your board all the way into a wreck.

    I can footbrake from 25 mph and then step off at 10, to bend down and grab my board at the crosswalk.

    I haven't fallen hard since I've taken the time to practice those two crucial things. It amazes me how many people learn to do such a thing without practicing bailing.
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  38. Post #638
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    Holy fucking shit this shit is gold.
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  39. Post #639
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Practice this for about a week straight. Any time you need to slow down, try foot braking until you feel comfortable doing it in pretty much all situations. After that, practice stepping off of your board at low speeds in all directions and eventually at higher speeds until you can do that too comfortably, jogging to a stop rather than being bound to your board all the way into a wreck.

    I can footbrake from 25 mph and then step off at 10, to bend down and grab my board at the crosswalk.

    I haven't fallen hard since I've taken the time to practice those two crucial things. It amazes me how many people learn to do such a thing without practicing bailing.
    This. This. This.
    Also about to pickup a set of these


    Abec11 classic thane 72mm freeriders. Can't wait.

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    God pink powerballs leave thick thane lines.
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  40. Post #640
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    http://www.nordboards.com/gusilotr2tr.html

    These trucks are gold, you can turn like a motherfucker with them. It will take a bit to get used to, but it's totally worth it.

    EDIT: Also, I recently switched from Lucky bearings to Reds. The Lucky's were smooth as fuck, but the Reds are SMOOTH AS FUCK..
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